54 Shipman, VA Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming quite popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architecture and construction companies, you can hire a full-service firm to design and build your entire Shipman, VA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
29 miles from Shipman
Smith & Robertson builds homes with soul. From a classic Virginia Farmhouse with red metal roof to a rustic timber frame retreat with shingled siding in the mountains, each home... Read More
BuilderFish (434) 299-8633
Ruckersville, VA, 22968
44 miles from Shipman
Todd Hawkins is President and Preacher of Universal Design. Jonathan Fishbeck is CEO. BuilderFish is a pure custom builder of high performance, "Lifetime Homes", specializing... Read More
MaxMark Homes, LLC (540) 463-5302
Lexington, VA, 24450
35 miles from Shipman
MaxMark Homes, LLC is one of premier design / build firms in Central Virginia area specializing in new home construction, additions and historic renovations. Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22911
35 miles from Shipman
Summit Custom Homes is a residential design/build firm that prides itself on craftsmanship and detail in custom home construction. The company was started in 2003 by the father... Read More
Heartwood Design (434) 361-1262
Afton, VA, 22920
17 miles from Shipman
Heartwood Design has built our reputation on a high standard of customer service and professionalism. Our work environment is no less important than our finished project. We... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22901
30 miles from Shipman
We are an environmentally friendly, design-build class A contractor. Specializing in residential new construction and remodeling. Read More
Rinehart Custom Homes (434) 977-7000
Charlottesville, VA, 22903
29 miles from Shipman
As a custom builder, we limit the number of projects to a select few, allowing us to stay focused on our clients’ needs and to ensure that their homes are built to our own... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22901
30 miles from Shipman
Full-Service home remodeler serving the Charlottesville, VA area and nearby communities. Class A licensed contractor, fully bonded and insured. A friendly, trustworthy team of... Read More
Smith Mountain Lake, VA, 24121
50 miles from Shipman
Designing & building homes for a healthier, more sustainable energy-independent future. Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22901
30 miles from Shipman
T.E.A.L. Construction offers a wide range of services. In a word: "No job is too big or too small!" Furthermore, the TEAL Construction team has extensive experience with... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
29 miles from Shipman
Jeff Barratt Woodworking is a custom fabrication shop in downtown Charlottesville. We design, build and install fine cabinetry, architectural elements and custom furniture. Read More
Jeff Easter Remodeling (434) 295-9911
Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5744
29 miles from Shipman
Jeff Easter Remodeling specializes in designing and building remodeling projects for fine homes in the Charlottesville-Albemarle VA area. We are a full service general contractor,... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
29 miles from Shipman
We are a design/build firm based in Charlottesville VA. We work on Residential Projects, Commercial Projects and Restaurants. Read More
Lost Industries, LLC (434) 221-5698
Amherst, VA, 24521
15 miles from Shipman
Licensed and Insured Virginia Class A Contractor primarily focused on residential construction, remodeling and renovation. Read More
Tectonics II Ltd (434) 361-2525
Charlottesville, VA, 22903
29 miles from Shipman
Tectonics has the reputation of using the finest materials available, providing superb craftsmanship and unsurpassed quality of construction. Our construction guarantee covers a... Read More
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What is a design-build firm?


Design-build firms take on the responsibilities of architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. These full-service firms focus on a streamlined process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which oftens speeds up the project significantly. In addition, these firms work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Photographers.

Before deciding on a design-and-build firm, think about what you want from your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for Virginia design-build firms that specialize in the areas you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list. Gauge where the estimates are falling to determine which design-and-build contract can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Who is your designer, and what are his or her qualifications?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Shipman, VA design-build firms. You may also look through Shipman, VA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Amherst, Nellysford, Arrington, Lovingston and Schuyler.
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